Opportunity to celebrate vital role and thank elder on Grandparent Day

INNER West Council will celebrate the role grandparents and older people play in our society during NSW Grandparents Day celebrations next week.

Grandparents Day recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds and geographical locations.
Mayor Darcy Byrne says the council recognises that contemporary families rely more than ever on grandparents for love, nurturing and care and Grandparent Day celebrations will reflect this.
“In particular, the Inner West events are intergenerational because creating opportunities for children and older adults to spend time together can reap enormous benefits,” he said.
The Grandparents Day activities have two strong themes – inclusiveness and they cultural significance.
• Multilingual story time and craft activities for children and grandparents in Greek at the new Marrickville library is on offer on Tuesday, October 22, 10-11.30am; and on Sunday, October 27, in English, 10-11am, Mandarin, 11-12.30pm, and Vietnamese, 12.30-2pm. Story time will be followed by craft and activities on the lawn and in the pavilion.
• A cultural event for Aboriginal grandparents and a photo booth for all grandparents at the Norton Street FESTA, Leichhardt, on Sunday, October 27, 10am-2pm.
• An event for grandparents of children with disability at the council’s new accessible playground in Steele Park, Marrickville, on Sunday, October 27, 11am-1pm.
For more info about the council’s 2019 Grandparents Day, go to